I just turned 40 and still love to try new recipes. I am married
with two children (been married 21 years). I love to do different
kinds of crafts, baking and I love Christmas!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are baked chicken, mashed potatoes and
steamed carrots for a comforting, quite Sunday dinner. I also love
to bake cookies, cakes and breads. My favorite bread is focaccia-
I just love all the rosemary, thyme and olive oil. YUM!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and dad would make homemade spaghetti sauce at least once a month together and they would also make homemade bread and rolls to serve with it. I still remember them spending the day together, enjoying themselves. So once in awhile, I make the same recipe to bring back the memories. I also make my grandmothers sour cream coffee cake on occasion to remind me of her. Funny how food brings you back in time.
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to cook my first turkey was interesting. My mom had passed away and I really wasn't sure how to do it--she and my grandma always took care of the part of dinner. But I got some pointers from my stepmother and mother-in-law and it turned out really great. Gave me alot of confidence to try other things.
My cooking tragedies
Let's just say that I am not good at making gravies! :(